AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar

AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar

The cruise industry continues to grow as cruise lines expand their itineraries and look for and establish new ports of call. Those in the industry, port managers and marketers alike, must stay abreast of the current trends. Join industry colleagues to network and learn about latest best practices, updates and challenges in an ever changing cruise market.

AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar
 will deliver timely, relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. From June 21-25, registered participants will be able to access pre-recorded content, participate in live Q&A sessions with presenters, and exchange private messages with colleagues through an event app. 
The event will offer companies heightened visibility through sponsorship opportunities and give sponsors the opportunity to connect with potential customers.

Click here to download the draft agenda.

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Registration Rates:

Early Bird Rate  Regular Rate 
Member  $300  $400
Non-Member  $350  $450

PPM candidates receive a 20% discount on the member registration rate
The deadline for the early bird rate is June 11, 2021.

Your registration includes the following:
Seminar Attendee Registration Seminar Sponsorship
  • Timely, relevant content from the experts
  • Exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues
  • Education opportunities from industry solution providers
  • Access to pre-recorded presentations
  • Participate in live Q&A with speakers
  • Exchange private messages with colleagues through the event app
  • Banner ad on event app
  • Two (2) push notifications on event app
  • Opportunity to serve as a session moderator for one of the live Q&A sessions with presenters
  • Opportunity to create custom virtual background for participants

No Refund/Cancellation Policy for Registrations
Once paid, registration fees for seminars and other events are non-refundable. If a registrant desires to cancel his or her attendance at a seminar or event, the registration fee associated with the cancellation is transferable in the form of a credit in the dollar amount of the registration fee. This credit may be used by any staff person of the registrant’s organization and may be applied to the registration fee associated with another seminar or event hosted by AAPA, including the AAPA Annual Convention. The credit associated with the cancellation must be used at a seminar or event within one (1) year from the original seminar or event date.

To use a credit to pay for your registration fee, please select Pay Later when you register and type "use credit" without the quotes into the PO field.  Your credit will be processed and an updated email confirmation will be sent from Renita Gross by email at rgross@aapa-ports.org.  Please contact Renita if you have any questions about your remaining credit.  Credits do not work as a payment method online.
6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar Attendee RegistrationMember400.00
Seminar Attendee RegistrationNon Member450.00
Seminar SponsorshipMember950.00
Seminar SponsorshipNon Member950.00



Monday, 21 June 2021

Home ports and ports of call face an uncertain landscape on many fronts. Day one of the AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar will highlight the outlook for some of the most pressing challenges ports face in the safe resumption of cruising. 

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Lauren Gleason, Deputy Port Director, Business Development, and AAPA Cruise Committee Chair

On-Demand Session Topics:
Covid Outlook
Dr. Caitlin Rivers, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Member, NCL Healthy Sail Panel

Lessons from Restart to European Cruising
Christopher Blanchard, Executive Vice President - Worldwide Operations, SMS Group LTD
Angie Redhead, Head of City Assets, Liverpool City Council
Charles (Bud) Darr, EVP, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group

Nancy Houley, Director Cruise Market, Quebec Port Authority

Outlook on Operations for Home Ports and Destinations
Luis Ajamil, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.

Live Discussion/Q&A with the Speakers
Dr. Caitlin Rivers, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Member, NCL Healthy Sail Panel
Christopher Blanchard, SMS Group LTD
Charles, Darr, MSC Group
Luis Ajamil, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.

Moderator: Lauren Gleason, Massport, AAPA Cruise Committee Chair
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

The cruise industry is a vital part of the broader travel and tourism industry. Day two of the Cruise Seminar will examine some of the nexus points between cruising and other elements of global travel and tourism. 

On-Demand Session Topics:
From Surviving to Thriving: The Role Travel Agents Can and Must Play in Resumption of Cruise
Speaker: Charles Sylvia, Vice President of Industry and Trade Relations, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Capacity of Shore Ex Industry in a Post-Pandemic World 
JoAnn Erban, Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Roberts Hawaii
Dennis Campbell, CEO, Ambassatours Gray Line
Craig Jennison, VP of Tours & Marketing, TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc.

Derek Chow, Hawaii Department of Transportation

Reputation Rebuilding & Rebranding for Cruise Industry and Ports
Adam Goldstein, Investor and Board Member, Tarana Wireless, Inc.
Anne Kalosh, Senior Associate Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review

Live Discussion/Q&A with the Speakers
Charles Sylvia, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
JoAnn Erban, Roberts Hawaii
Dennis Campbell, Ambassatours Gray Line
Craig Jennison, TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc.
Adam Goldstein, Tarana Wireless, Inc.
Anne Kalosh, Seatrade Cruise Review

Moderator: Cindy Burman, Maryland Port Administration
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Cruise lines, home ports and ports of call must meet the environmental challenges and expectations of an increasingly conscientious consumer base, as well as local, regional and national governments who expect more environmental leadership around cruising. Additionally, environmental concerns are often part of a larger discussion around Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) matters or sustainability, which considers the financial sustainability of operations as well as the environmental impacts. 

On-Demand Session Topics:
Powering the Ships of the Future: Environmental Impacts of Fuel Choice
Nick Rose, Director, Environmental Programs, Royal Caribbean Group
Basin A. Binns, II, Assistant Port Director, Business Development and Administration, PortMiami

Greg Lovelace, Port Tampa Bay, AAPA Cruise Committee Second Vice Chair

Sustaining US Homeports in Face Of “Caribbean Experiment” and International Regulatory Outlook
Mark Ittel, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.

Environmental Impacts and Considerations of Cruise Lines on Homeports
Rich Pruitt, Vice President Environmental Operations, Carnival Cruise Line

Live Discussion/Q&A with the Speakers
Nick Rose, Royal Caribbean Group
Basil A. Binns, II, PortMiami
Mark Ittel, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.
Rich Pruitt, Carnival Cruise Line

Moderator: Andy Dixon, Port Saint John, AAPA Cruise Committee Vice Chair

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Technology is an opportunity area for cruise lines, homeports and ports of call. Working together, those involved in delivering the cruise experience for cruise passengers can use technology to advance common goals. Day four of the Cruise Seminar will explore the possibilities around technology in the near term and long term. 

On-Demand Session Topics:
Itinerary Planning Tools
Discussion Leader:
Shannon McKee, Co-Founder, Zielia
Timothy Littley, Director, Itinerary Planning for Seabourn Cruises
Dirk van der Raadt, Director, Marine Operations for Virgin Voyages
Justin Poulsen, VP and Executive Director, PortNYC at New York City Economic Development Corp.
Manus Walsh, President & Founder, Brenock Technology
Captain Bryan Bender, Founder & CEO, PortCall

Tracking and Using Voluntary Vaccine Credentials
Speaker: Sindhu Adini, Director, Google Cloud Services

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Cruise and Tourism Technology
Sherry Stein, Head of Technology Strategy, SITA Americas
Amanda Stange, Hawaii Technology Account Manager, Google Cloud

Meredith Martino, AAPA

Broadband in Our Harbors
Milton Choy, Principal, Strategic Infrastructure Solutions

Live Discussion/Q&A with the Speakers
Shannon McKee, Zielia
Timothy Littley, Itinerary Planning for Seabourn Cruises
Dirk van der Raadt, Marine Operations for Virgin Voyages
Justin Poulsen, PortNYC at New York City Economic Development Corp.
Manus Walsh, Brenock Technology
Captain Bryan Bender, PortCall
Sindhu Adini, Google Cloud Services
Sherry Stein, SITA Americas
Amanda Stange, Google Cloud
Milton Choy, Strategic Infrastructure Solutions

Moderator: Natalie Allaby, Port Saint John
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Friday, 25 June 2021

Introduction: Lauren Gleason, Massport, AAPA Cruise Committee Chair

Harry Sommer, President & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line
Michael Bayley, President & DEO, Royal Caribbean
Ruben Rodriguez, President, MSC Cruises USA
Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line and National Chair, U.S. Travel Association

Moderator: Anne Kalosh, Seatrade Cruise Review
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

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Mr. Luis Ajamil, P.E.Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc.President & CEO(305) 859-2050lajamil@bermelloajamil.comAJAMIL, LUIS21CRUISE
Ms. Natalie AllabyPort Saint JohnCruise Development Manager(506) 977-3456nallaby@sjport.comALLABY, NATALIE21CRUISE
Mr. Matthew BaumE2openArea Director matthew.baum@e2open.comBAUM, MATTHEW21CRUISE
Bryan Bender Vice President of User Experience bryan@portcall.comBENDER, BRYAN21CRUISE
Mr. Basil A. Binns, IIPortMiamiAssistant Port Director, Business Development and Administration(305) 347-5503Basil.Binns@miamidade.govBINNS, BASIL21CRUISE
Mr. Christopher BlanchardSMS Group LTDExecutive Vice President - Worldwide Operations cblanchard@sms.com.mtBLANCHARD, CHRISTOPHER21CRUISE
Mr. Patrick Bohan, PPMHalifax Port AuthorityDirector, Business Development(902) 426-8138pbohan@portofhalifax.caBOHAN, PATRICK21CRUISE
Ms. Cynthia BurmanMDOT Maryland Port AdministrationGeneral Manager, Cruise Maryland(410) 385-4458cburman@marylandports.comBURMAN, CYNTHIA21CRUISE
Mr. Stephen BurnettGreat Lakes Cruising CoalitionExecutive Director613-544-7857sburnett@bellnet.caBURNETT, STEPHEN21CRUISE
Mr. Dennis CampbellAmbassatours Gray LineCEO(902) 499-3009dcampbell@ambassatours.comCAMPBELL, DENNIS21CRUISE
Mr. Christopher ChasePort of Los AngelesBusiness Development Manager(310) 732-3846cchase@portla.orgCHASE, CHRISTOPHER21CRUISE
Mr. Derek J. ChowHawaii Department of TransportationDeputy Director(808) 587-3651derek.j.chow@hawaii.govCHOW, DEREK21CRUISE
Mr. Milton ChoyStrategic Infrastructue Solutions, LLCPrincipal(808) 349-8207milton@h2process.comCHOY, MILTON21CRUISE
Mr. Mike CochraneAtlantic Canada Cruise AssociationVice Chair(902) 229-4304mike@portcharlottetown.comCOCHRANE, MIKE21CRUISE
Mr. Chris ConnorAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesPresident & CEO(703) 684-5700cconnor@aapa-ports.orgCONNOR, CHRIS21CRUISE
Mr. Matthew CreswellCity & Borough of Juneau Docks & HarborsHarbormaster(907) 586-5255matthew.creswell@juneau.orgCRESWELL, MATTHEW21CRUISE
Mr. Bud DarrTerminal Investment LimitedMSC Group Executive VP, Maritime Policy & Govt Affairs bud.darr@mscgroup.comDARR, BUD21CRUISE
Mr. Andrew DixonPort Saint JohnSenior V.P., Trade & Business Dev.(506) 651-3722adixon@sjport.comDIXON, ANDREW21CRUISE
Ms. Margaret Kaigh DoylePortVision50Founder(508) 889-7747margaretdoyle@portvision50.orgDOYLE, MARGARET21CRUISE
Ms. Marie EllingsonPort of SeattleManager, Cruise Operations & Business Development(206) 787-3529ellingson.m@portseattle.orgELLINGSON, MARIE21CRUISE
Ms. JoAnn ErbanRoberts HawaiiVice President - Sales and Marketing(808) 539-9472joann.erban@robertshawaii.comERBAN, JOANN21CRUISE
Sarah FlinkCruiseMaine (619) 300-1975director@cruisemaine.orgFLINK, SARAH21CRUISE
Mr. Ian GanslerAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesGovernment Relations Associate(703) 684-5700igansler@aapa-ports.orgGANSLER, IAN21CRUISE
Mrs. Lauren GleasonMassachusetts Port AuthorityDeputy Port Director, Business Development(617) 946-4411lgleason@massport.comGLEASON, LAUREN21CRUISE
Mr. Adam M. Goldstein President & Chief Operating Officer agoldstein81@gmail.comGOLDSTEIN, ADAM21CRUISE
Renita M. GrossAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Event Planning and Data Operations(703) 706-4701rgross@aapa-ports.orgGROSS, RENITA21CRUISE
Tamiano Gurr   tamiano@americansamoa.travelGURR, TAMIANO21CRUISE
Ms. Jennifer HartleyAtlantic Canada Cruise AssociationSecretary, ACCA Board of Directors(902) 229-4304jhartley@cornerbrookport.comHARTLEY, JENNIFER21CRUISE
Ms. Nancy HouleyQuebec Port AuthorityDirector Cruise Market(418) 648-3640 ext. 1108nancy.houley@portquebec.caHOULEY, NANCY21CRUISE
Mr. Mark IttelBermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc.Senior Vice President, Ports & Maritime(305) 301-5890mittel@bermelloajamil.comITTEL, MARK21CRUISE
Mr. Craig JennisonTEMSCO Helicopters, Inc.VP of Tours & Marketing Craig_jennison@temscoair.comJENNISON, CRAIG21CRUISE
Ms. Jazmine JurkiewiczPort MilwaukeeTrade Development Representative(414) 286-8133jazminej@milwaukee.govJURKIEWICZ, JAZMINE21CRUISE
Ms. Anne KaloshSeatrade Cruise ReviewU.S. Editor(202) 725-8681annekalosh@gmail.comKALOSH, ANNE21CRUISE
Ms. Ellen KennedyPort EvergladesAssistant Director of Business Development(954) 468-3508ekennedy@broward.orgKENNEDY, ELLEN21CRUISE
Mr. Carl LabergeSaguenay Port AuthorityGeneral Manager/CEO(418) 697-0250, x204claberge@portsaguenay.caLABERGE, CARL21CRUISE
Mr. Timothy LittleyItinerary Planning for Seabourn CruisesDirector tlittley@seabourn.comLITTLEY, TIMOTHY21CRUISE
Mr. Greg LovelacePort Tampa BaySenior Director of Business Development, Cargo & Cruise(813) 905-5123glovelace@tampaport.comLOVELACE, GREG21CRUISE
Ms. Nicole MacAulayAtlantic Canada Cruise AssociationChair(902) 229-4304nicole@portofsydney.caMACAULAY, NICOLE21CRUISE
Ms. Pam MaherAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesCommunications and Publications Manager(703) 684-5700pmaher@aapa-ports.orgMAHER, PAM21CRUISE
Ing. Aldo MartinezAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesLatin American Associate+52-722-247-5136membresia@aapa-ports.orgMARTINEZ, ALDO21CRUISE
Ms. Meredith MartinoAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesVice President of Member Engagement(703) 706-4707 MARTINO, MEREDITH21CRUISE
Ms. Shannon McKeeAccess Cruise, Inc. / ZieliaFounder & President(305) 582-2095shannon@accesscruiseinc.comMCKEE, SHANNON21CRUISE
Mr. Michael McLaughlinPort of SeattleDirector, Cruise Operations & Maritime Marketing(206) 787-3453 MCLAUGHLIN, MICHAEL21CRUISE
Ms. Carmen OrtegaVancouver Fraser Port AuthorityManager, Trade Development(604) 665-9043carmen.ortega@portvancouver.comORTEGA, CARMEN21CRUISE
Mr. Justin PoulsenPort of New BedfordPort Director(508) 961-3000justin.poulsen@newbedford-ma.govPOULSEN, JUSTIN21CRUISE
Mr. Richard PruittCarnival Cruise LineVice President Environmental Operations(305) 982-2179RPruitt@carnival.comPRUITT, RICHARD21CRUISE
Ms. Karen RechPort EvergladesCruise Services Manager(954) 468-0180krech@broward.orgRECH, KAREN21CRUISE
Angie RedheadLiverpool City CouncilHead of City Assets Angie.redhead@liverpool.gov.ukREDHEAD, ANGIE21CRUISE
Dr. Caitlin RiversNCL Healthy Sail PanelSenior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Member Caitlin.rivers@gmail.comRIVERS, CAITLIN21CRUISE
Mr. Ellison Charles RolleFreeport Harbour Company (Bahamas)Operations Manager(242) 688-8506rolle.charles@fhcbahamas.comROLLE, ELLISON CHARLES21CRUISE